DataSnap XE3 concurrency problems and Update1

If you know DataSnap, probably you know the famous post by Roberto Schneiders about its stability problems (http://robertocschneiders.wordpress.com/2012/11/22/datasnap-analysis-based-on-speed-stability-tests/). Now, after some (right) dust cloud, in the Update 1 Embarcadero fixed some bugs. I still haven’t the time to do an heavy test but the first “fast-and-dirty” test give some results, and I’d like to share my little tests.

ITDevCon 2012 – RECAP

Last friday is just ended the 4th edition of ITDevCon. This conference is, now, the biggest Delphi conference in Europe, in terms of speakers, speeches and topics… no doubt! Some numbers: 2 days 31 speeches 15 speakers from all over the world (Italy, USA, Norway, Slovenia, Benelux) 70 attendees c.a. from all over the world (Italy, Germany, Russia etc) 32 prizes offered by our (beloved) sponsors.

Enable HTML5 Application Cache on a DataSnap based web server

By default, stadalone WebBroker DataSnap servers do not allow to use the “new” HTML5 Application Cache file manifest. While I was preparing the contents and the demos of my “HTML5 and DataSnap web application development” (with more than 250 slides and more than 50 samples. More info here) I’ve configured the DataSnap components to support this HTML5 feature.

RAD Studio XE3 World Tour - Milan, Rome and Dubai

Last week I was busy with the event “RAD Studio XE3 World Tour”, held in 3 different cities: Milan, Rome and Dubai. In Milan we had a lot of attendees, the developers were looking forward to see the last RAD Studio XE3 features. Fabrizio Bitti, opened the event, introducing bit Time Software as italian representative of Embarcadero Techonologies.

How to serialize a TList of objects with Delphi

Some weeks ago a customer asked to me if it is possibile serialize a TList of objects. “Hey, you should use a TObjectList for this”, I said, but he absolutely needs (I dont know why) of a TList. This is the (simple) sample code tested with Delphi XE2 Update4. Enjoy.

DROIDDevCon - Call4Papers

DROIDDevCon is the first conference in italy completly focused on Android OS development. This post is the official opening for the call4papers! Dear potential DROIDDevCon speaker, I’m building the agenda for first DROIDDevCon that will be held October 24th in Verona (Italy). The call for papers are officially open right now, so if you want to propose some speeches, I’ll be glad to see it.

Guest speaker @ Delphi Develpers Days in Rome

Next week I’ll be the guest speaker at the Delphi Developers Days held in Rome by (and with) Marco Cantù and Cary Jensen. Marco and Cary are very good speakers and very expert developers, so will be nice to be there with them and I want to thank them for inviting me.

ITDevCon2012 - Call4Papers

Dear potential ITDevCon speaker, I’m building the agenda for next ITDevCon 2012 that will be held October 25th,26th in Verona (Italy), the same location of the past year. The call for papers are officially open right now, so if you want to propose some speeches, I’ll be glad to see it.

dorm, "The Delphi ORM" and Spring for Delphi Framework

Great news for all the dorm and Spring4D users! As you probably know, finally has been announced the official Spring framework for Delphi. There is a lot of good technology in Spring4D! So, I’m glad to announce that in a future version (hopefully, the next one) dorm, “The Delphi ORM” will use Spring4D and will become the ORM part of Spring4D.

Delphi MVC Web Framework - "Hello World"

This is the first “Hello World” for my Delphi MVC Web Framework. program DelphiMVCWebFramework; {$APPTYPE CONSOLE} uses System.SysUtils, MVCEngine in 'MVCEngine.pas', BaseController in 'BaseController.pas'; var mvc: TWebMVCEngine; begin mvc := TWebMVCEngine.Create; mvc.AddRoute('/', procedure(Context: TWebContext) begin Context.Write('Hello World'); end).Start(8080); ReadLn; mvc.Free; end. Features list (some of them are in the internal roadmap)